The Detroit Bus Company was started in 2012 with a simple mission to “help people get where they needed to go.” According to the founder, Andy Didorosi, [he] bought a 17-year-old bus we named Bettis, and had a friend paint her up so she looked decent. We ran some routes and did the best we could, but we had a lot to learn. Driving around the neighborhoods, we realized that one group in particular needed safe, reliable transportation to get around — Detroit kids. Many didn’t have a safe way to get to their school or after-school programs. We wanted to help. The Skillman Foundation saw what we were doing and gave us a boost to fund an experimental program. It went great, but it was only a start. We were determined to find a consistent way to provide free rides to Detroit’s kids without going out of business doing it.
Starting today the company has launched their latest program, Ride for Ride. Every seat purchased on one of our tours will directly provide a ride to school or an after-school program to a Detroit child in need. They will track all of these rides and make the data available for all to see and guests will able to see what schools and programs your rides are providing.
Check out their current tours and book a seat today to show your support!
Image courtesy of The Detroit Bus Company Facebook page.
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